Gibbs & Cox
4.2 of 5 9 reviews
www.gibbscox.com Arlington, VA 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated May 22, 2014

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    Great company to work for!

    Administration (Current Employee)
    Newport News, VA

    ProsGreat benefits, competitive salaries, nice work environment, great people to work with, family oriented.

    ConsNeeds more training opportunities and clear career path goals.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTraining opportunities and clear career path goals in order to grow and advance the current staff population.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat Benefits. Awesome Co Workers, The work we are doing is very interesting.

    ConsThere have been a few layoffs lately. Usually the work comes back quickly, but it can be scary.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to listen to your employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Old school business with human values

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSteady work for the most part as they are all government contracts. They do go through expansions and contractions, however, they keep the best people for decades.
    Great benefits
    Fair Salaries (more about this in the con)
    Steady leadership

    ConsSalaries are not amazing. But the work hours are not always tough, sometimes it's all hands on deck, but for the most part folks are out by 5pm.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrust the employees to make the right choices. Reward more. Educate more. Create career paths.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    great company

    Senior Designer (Former Employee)
    Alexandria, VA

    Prosgood people, great company practises and great oppotunities

    Consindividual adjustments to people of higher positions

    Advice to Senior Managementlisten to the lower level people

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great History of Success and Work Atmosphere

    Marine Engineer (Current Employee)
    Arlington, VA

    ProsThe Employees take Pride in their work.
    The company competes in an interesting and unique Industry
    Managers have significant experience to draw on.

    ConsThe work load can be cyclical depending on the contract.
    Need to provide more corporate training for employees so they can better understand their roles.
    Industry seems to be shifting toward defense contractors.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall A good Place

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Arlington, VA

    ProsGibbs & Cox has a good benefits package for full time employees. It seems like if you get hired on there is a work load looking out some way

    ConsThe cost of living in Washington DC is pretty high. This is not their fault but to live in the area of the main office a 2 bedroom apartment is 1000 minimum

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsG&C is a great place to work. It has its ups and downs due to the high intensity deadlines set. You do have those weeks where you work 12 hours a day. However, you do get paid OT for your efforts. The company gives the employee many opportunities to get involved on several different types of projects which provides great experience for the employee.

    ConsMy only problem with the company is that I do not see many opportunities to move up the ladder. I have been working here for a few years now and have even put in requests to get involved in upper management but my requests seem to have just been disregarded.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI have no advice.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    An interesting work experience.

    Engineer (Current Employee)
    Arlington, VA

    ProsWorking on Ships is a gratifying experince from laying the keel to seeing her in mission status. Managers are helpful and willing to teach. There is opportunity to travel internationaly and domestically but it is not necesarily required. Buisness looks good for the next couple of years and new and more interesting projects seem to be matriculating. Bonuses every year are based on company performance.

    ConsSmaller company not as much oportunity for growth. Salary growth is slow. Projects can be long and frustrating. There is no differentiation. Upper management can at times be a little dense. Trainging approval is difficult to acheive.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind a way to provide goals to lower employees to work towards. Ships take a long time to design and build and work can become monotonous at times but with some kind of reward such as promotion based on performance, these times can be mitigated.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Highly stressful work environment to meet deadlines.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAdvances in Technology and production.

    ConsCommunications with contractors and vendors

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